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Animal rescue – Buckden - Huntingdonshire

bull in riverOn Tuesday (30) at 11.32am, one crew and the rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe, one crew from St Neots and one crew from Huntingdon were called to rescue an animal in the River Great Ouse. 

To help crews get to the right location along the river, Combined Fire Control used the location app 'what3words' to pinpoint the caller and the bull.  This was then given to the crews to ensure they arrived in the correct location as quickly as possible.

Crews arrived to find a bull stuck on a riverbank. Working alongside the farmer, firefighters wearing in-water gear, secured the bull using strops, a boat and teleporter.

The bull was released and left in the care on the farmer and a vet.

All crews returned to their stations by 2.55 pm.

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